EPSRC logo

Details of Grant 

EPSRC Reference: EP/N003020/1
Title: High Frequency Imaging of Velocity and Scalars
Principal Investigator: Hochgreb, Professor S
Other Investigators:
Atkins, Dr NR Gladden, Professor L
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Engineering
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 July 2015 Ends: 30 June 2018 Value (£): 0
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Aerodynamics Combustion
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
10 Mar 2015 EPSRC Equipment Business Case March 2015 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
How does a hand drying fan produce noise? What causes drag behind trucks? Why do gas turbine combustors go unstable? How do cooling flows in gas turbine blades mix with the main flow? These are some of the problems addressed by the acquisition of a high-speed stereoscopic (locally 3D) particle image velocimetry and scalar imaging facility. These will allows the simultaneous measurements of three components of velocity and one scalar (such as temperature or a concentration) across a plane during the evolution of the flow.

The equipment will allow investigators to peek into the flow and mixing dynamics of flows of many natural and engineering problems. These include including the cooling of turbine blades, flow instabilities on the wake of airfoils and vehicles, and the generation of noise and acoustic instabilities. The analysis of the spatial modes in which these dynamic phenomena evolve will ultimately translate into ability to make predictions, and ultimately control the phenomena through engineering design.

The equipment will serve a wide community of investigators, both at Cambridge, as well as other institutions in the UK (Leeds, Edinburgh, Imperial), by sharing cameras and other modular components to allow the investigation of multiple phenomena in various facilities, such as engines, rotating machinery, combustors, and wind tunnels. It will also serve as a hub for exchange of best practices in acquiring and analysing high speed data, the training of researchers in the latest techniques, and in the development of new ideas in the field.
Key Findings
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Potential use in non-academic contexts
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Impacts
Description This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Summary
Date Materialised
Sectors submitted by the Researcher
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Project URL:  
Further Information:  
Organisation Website: http://www.cam.ac.uk